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    body postures?

    hello,

    I wish to learn some body posture words:

    1. If your hands are on your hips: akimbo (right?)
    2. if you put one leg on the other when sitting in a chair: sitting cross-legged (right?
    3. similar to no. 1 but mostly men do it: one ankle is on the knee when sitting: is it still 'sitting cross-legged' or is there another word for it?
    4. if your hands are behind you, touching each other (usually old people do it when they walk): what is it called?
    5. again sitting on a chair, you put your one ankle on the other: what is it called? (sitting cross-ankled?)
    6. you are sitting at a table, one elbow is on the table and the head is sort of leaning to the hand (as if you are thinking): ?
    7. both your elbows are on the table and the fingers of both hands kind of interlocked (again we do it when we think): ?

    thanks a lot..


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    Re: body postures?

    Quote Originally Posted by light View Post
    hello,

    I wish to learn some body posture words:

    1. If your hands are on your hips: akimbo (right?)
    2. if you put one leg on the other when sitting in a chair: sitting cross-legged (right? "sitting with your legs crossed". "Cross-legged" is generally used to describe sitting on the ground with your legs bent and crossed in front of you.
    3. similar to no. 1 but mostly men do it: one ankle is on the knee when sitting: is it still 'sitting cross-legged' or is there another word for it?No specific term
    4. if your hands are behind you, touching each other (usually old people do it when they walk): what is it called? No specific term - "walking along with his hands behind his back"
    5. again sitting on a chair, you put your one ankle on the other: what is it called? (sitting cross-ankled?) "Sitting with your ankles crossed"
    6. you are sitting at a table, one elbow is on the table and the head is sort of leaning to the hand (as if you are thinking): ?No specific term
    7. both your elbows are on the table and the fingers of both hands kind of interlocked (again we do it when we think): ?No specific term

    thanks a lot..
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    Re: body postures?

    anglika thanks a lot for your reply.
    [still, I was so sure that there would be a specific term in english (in its all 1 million words:)) for the masculine way of sitting with legs-crossed..]


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    Re: body postures?

    Ah well - that's English for you! Never has the right words when you want them

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